It’s memorial day weekend, and there are a lot of travelers on the road. How many? AAA gives us the details. Pairing a tow vehicle with a trailer sounds like a simple equation, but it’s a lot more complicated we realized. We’ve got some tips and an update on our search for a new truck and RV. and with the unofficial start of summer here, we have the tips you need to know to beat the heat when you’re out boondocking.
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AAA’s assessment of Memorial Day Weekend travel:
As we’ve searched for our new truck and RV, we’ve found some great resources for picking a tow vehicle, such as Trailer Life magazine’s tow guides, and this article from RV Lifestyle magazine about the ins an outs of tow capacity.
Jason’s Fresh Tank this week was the impact of National Park visitors on the economy, $40 Billion in 2018.
In our “beat the heat” tips, we talked about the RV Geeks’ video on facing East:
And here’s our article from last summer with more tips for staying cool:
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